Tired of losing audio in games or movies because your partner wants to watch TV? Are you using your gaming headset as your primary pair of headphones and don’t want to have to switch back and forth between devices? If so, we’ve got the solution for you. In this guide, we’re going to show you how to get your gaming headset to work with your TV.
In general, gaming headsets with a USB dongle cannot be used with your TV. The USB dongle is used to communicate with the PC or console and is not compatible with other devices. However, you can purchase an adapter to plug into your TV for certain wireless headsets. Some TVs feature Bluetooth to connect your headphones to your quality display.
How to Use a Gaming Headset with a TV
If you have a wired gaming headset, it's simple to use with your TV. Just plug the 3.5 mm cord into the audio jack on the TV and you're good to go. For wireless gaming headsets, it gets a bit more complicated. You may need to use an adapter if your TV doesn't have a 3.5 mm audio jack. If your wireless headset doesn't have a 3.5 mm adapter, you can buy one that does or try using a Bluetooth dongle. Unfortunately, most USB ports on modern TVs don't have a soundcard, so you likely can't use a USB-based wireless gaming headset with your TV.
If your TV doesn’t have Bluetooth capabilities, you’ll need an adapter to connect your Bluetooth headset. Before you start the steps outlined below, make sure you have an adapter and transmitter. There are plenty of affordable adapters and transmitters on the market, so finding one won’t be a problem. Once you have the adapter and transmitter, follow these simple steps to get started: 1) Plug the transmitter into your TV’s headphone jack or SPDIF optical out port, 2) Plug the headset into the transmitter, 3) Turn on your headphones and the transmitter, 4) Make sure both devices are in pairing mode, 5) Select the headphones as the audio output on your TV. Of course, if you want to listen to the TV on your wireless headphones and through the TV’s speakers, ensure your device has multiple quality audio output types—most new gaming headsets do.
Method 1: Bluetooth Pair of Headphones with Bluetooth TV
There are a few ways to get your gaming headset to work with your TV, but we're going to show you the easiest method. All you need is a Bluetooth headset and your TV remote.
First, turn on your Bluetooth headset and make sure it's in pairing mode. On your TV, find the Input or Source button and press it. This will bring up a list of all the devices that are connected to your TV. Scroll down to find your Bluetooth headset and select it. The audio from your TV will now be output through the headphones.
If you want to use your regular TV remote instead of the one that came with your headset, you can enable the headphone feature. On many remotes, this is usually a separate button that's labeled "Headphones." Once you've enabled it, the audio from your TV will automatically be output through the headphones whenever they're plugged in.
Open the menu on the TV. Usually, you can access this interface by pressing the button that says “Menu” on your remote. However, some TVs have an “Info” or “Settings” button instead. Once the menu pops up, you’ll want to scroll to the “Sound” or “Audio” section.
Go to “Sound” to bring up your audio and audio quality settings. You’ll want to make sure that your headset is selected as the default audio device. To do this, click on the “Set Default Device” button and select your headset from the list. You can also adjust the volume levels and other settings here.
After clicking the "Display" tab, you'll need to scroll to the bottom of the menu and click on the "Advanced Settings" button. From there, you'll see a section called "HDMI Audio." This is where you'll need to enable the audio output from your gaming headset. Simply select your gaming headset from the list and click "OK." You should now be able to hear game audio through your headphones.
On your TV, go to the Audio menu. Under Bluetooth, select “Bluetooth Audio.” This puts your TV into pairing mode.
On your computer, open the Bluetooth menu. Under My Devices, select Add a Device. Your TV should appear in the list as “Samsung TV.” Select it, and then enter the four-digit PIN on your TV screen. Your computer and TV will now be paired.
Turn on your wireless headphones. If you have previously paired them with a different device, enter pairing mode using the designated button. Once your headphones are paired and connected, they will automatically reconnect to the TV the next time you turn them on.
After locating the correct audio input and ensuring that both your TV and gaming headset are turned on, it's time to start the pairing process. This is usually done by pressing a button on the headset and then locating it on the screen. Once your devices show up in the settings menu, pair them to the audio source and close the menu. Keep in mind that, if you have a TV that features headphones surround sound, you may need to change a setting on the gaming headset itself before audio will come through both devices.
Method 2: Bluetooth Headphones with a Non-Bluetooth TV
If you have a Bluetooth headset, you can use it to listen to sound from your TV. This is a great option if you don't want to hassle with a lot of cables. The process is simple:
1. Plug the transmitter into your TV's audio out jack.
2. Turn on your Bluetooth headset and pair it with the transmitter.
3. Start watching TV and enjoy the sound
The easiest way to get your gaming headset to work with your television is to purchase a transmitter adapter for your television’s headphone jack. This small and affordable adapter will allow you to plug your headset directly into the TV and bypass the need for a separate audio input. Once plugged in, you can then change the audio output settings on your TV to match those of your headset. If your game console is also close to your television, you might not need a transmitter adapter and can instead use the cables that come with your headset.
Plug the 3.5mm jack into the TV's corresponding audio port. Be sure not to plug the adapter into the jack, as you will need to listen to the sound on the TV. Doing so will prevent you from being able to use the headphones with your computer or other devices.
If your devices still do not connect, you will need to enter pairing mode. On your transmitter, locate the pairing button. This is usually a small, circular button located on the front or back of the transmitter. On your gaming headset, locate the pairing button. This is usually a small, circular button located on the side of the headset. Once you have located these buttons, press and hold them both for 3-5 seconds. If successful, your devices will begin to blink rapidly and make a noise indicating they are connected.
If you're looking to game on your PC, you'll definitely need a gaming headset. Not only do they provide great sound and gaming immersion, but they also help to keep you aware of your surroundings in case someone tries to come up on you from behind. However, what if you want to game on your TV? Can you use your gaming headset with it? The answer is yes, you can! The only thing you need is a transmitter. The transmitter will plug into the 3.5 mm headphone jack on the back or side of your TV and send the audio signal to the gaming headset. Make sure the transmitter is turned on and that the volume is up before starting your game. You might also need to charge the battery by plugging the transmitter into the USB port on your TV.
A gaming headset is an important piece of hardware for any gamer, and it’s only natural to want to use it with your TV. Thankfully, there are a few ways to make this work. In this article, we’ll show you two methods for how to get gaming headset to work with TV. We hope this helps you enjoy your gaming experience even more!
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